Travel Requirements for France


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Travel Requirements for France

France has implemented a homeland security system called "Vigipirate Renforce." Travelers needn't worry but should remain aware of heightened alerts, and take the proper pre-trip health and safety precautions. You can make things easier and more comfortable for yourself by learning a bit of French language, culture, and history before you arrive. Knowing the context behind what you see might be the difference between a memorable trip and an unfulfilling one.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Don't be afraid to speak French when you arrive. Although many people in France (particularly in Paris) speak at least some English, it is best to approach with a "bonjour." You can learn basic French online, but there is no substitute for real-life practice.
  • To prep for your trip, find out what's new in French cinema, art, and literature. You might feel compelled to check out an exhibit, purchase a book, or see a film which could lead to an unexpected vacation idea, and give you something to discuss with a Parisian over coffee.
  • This blog entry reveals an interesting take on French vs. American culture, including a reference to Adam Gopnik's memoir, Paris to the Moon.

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